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    Thread: Cars you like except for one bad feature

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      04-28-2012 10:38 PM #1
      Hopefully title is self-explanatory, but I'm talking about a car you really like but there's one aspect of it that's a deal-breaker.

      For me it's the Cruze. I really like that car but the front end is so odd. I could get used to the headlights, but the spot where the hood and grille meet is just stupid-looking and ruins the whole car. If you removed the top part of the grille, extended the hood down to meet what is now the middle bar of the grille and moved the bowtie to the center of the grille's bottom half it would look 100% better.

      Maybe a talent photoshop artist could "fix" this poor thing.


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      04-28-2012 10:43 PM #2
      I'd be interested in getting into a Mazda CX-5 to replace my 6 wagon eventually but the lack of a manual with AWD and higher trim levels kind of kills it for me.

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      04-28-2012 11:15 PM #3
      2007+ Honda Element with the 5-speed automatic transmission. When Honda put the 5-speed automatic in the 07 and newer Element (previous versions had a 4-speed auto), they did not redesign the shifter. If they had changed one switch on it, or altered the shifter, I'd still have the Element today. It was a perfect vehicle for me, except that shifter drove me nuts.

      Shifter was the standard PRND21, with an overdrive on-off switch. That works great with a 4-speed automatic. With a 5-speed automatic, the OD switch would lock out 4th and 5th gears. Meaning I could hit the button and "enjoy" 4000+ rpm in 3rd gear going up a hill on the highway, or I could "enjoy" the transmission hunting between 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The transmission was great around town...felt very direct, quick shifts, and always in the right gear. On the highway, the shifts became slow, slurred, delayed, and drove me crazy on rolling hills.

      All they had to do was put a rocker switch on the shifter to allow the driver to selectively lock out just 5th gear, or both 4th and 5th gear. That's it. They didn't.

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      04-28-2012 11:15 PM #4
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      04-28-2012 11:19 PM #5
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      04-28-2012 11:27 PM #6
      I would own a new Maxima if I could have it with a 6-speed manual or even a nice dual-clutch. I don't care how good the CVT is in the current car, a sport sedan with a CVT absolutely does not appeal to me in the least way. Too bad I find the current Maxima to be the best looking mid-sized sedan since the last TL.

    7. 04-28-2012 11:31 PM #7
      Mini- gay dash
      WRX- crap shifter
      Miata-lack of headroom
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      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

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      04-28-2012 11:31 PM #8
      The new Z4.... I love everything about it except for the fact that it's a folding hardtop roof. Adds a lot of weight. It's actually heavier than my 4-door A3 hatchback despite being a 2-seater roadster!!

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      04-28-2012 11:39 PM #9
      I love the GT86/BRZ/FRS except I wish to hell that they'd made it a liftback a la RSX, Celica and *gasp* the AE86 (yes, I know it was available as a coupe).

      The same can be said about the Genesis Coupe. The best thing about the Tiburon was the sizeable liftback, whereas the Genesis Coupe has a teeny tiny little trunk.

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      04-28-2012 11:39 PM #10
      The juke..

      It would be GREAT if they didn't give it those stupid headlights.

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      04-28-2012 11:43 PM #11
      BMW E46 M3 CSL and competition = no cruise control

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    13. 04-28-2012 11:49 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 330iZHP View Post
      BMW E46 M3 CSL and competition = no cruise control

      Yeah cause those cars are really made for those long interstate hauls.
      Quote Originally Posted by Aseras View Post
      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

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      04-28-2012 11:58 PM #14
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      04-29-2012 12:16 AM #15
      Every single car on the market with a center mounted instrument cluster. I don't care what anyone says, the instrument cluster should be in front of the driver, not pointed at the back seats

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      04-29-2012 12:17 AM #17
      That damn reverse light:
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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      04-29-2012 12:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Yeah cause those cars are really made for those long interstate hauls.
      That's beside the point. Cruise on a modern car with throttle by wire is nothing but code in the ECU. A stupid omission to try and make the car seem racier.
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    19. 04-29-2012 12:23 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      That's beside the point. Cruise on a modern car with throttle by wire is nothing but code in the ECU. A stupid omission to try and make the car seem racier.
      I agree. Hyundai did that with the Genesis Coupe R-Spec. I owned one for a short time and me selling it on had a great deal to do with the lack of it.

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      04-29-2012 12:27 AM #20
      G35/G37x auto only. Annoys the hell out of me.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      04-29-2012 12:39 AM #21
      I'm good at this game. I've got my excuses all lines up as to why I'm not buying anything.

      I would buy a....

      E90 3 Series - except for the styling
      Mini - except the interior is goofy
      Cayman - except it doesn't have a backseat
      911 - except the backseat has no headroom
      E92 M3 - except for the price
      E30 M3 - except I'm worried its old 4 cylinder engine will need to be rebuilt
      370Z or TT - except Porsches handle better
      E92 3 Series - except for the stupid plastic console in the middle of the back seat
      BMW - except they all have runflat tires
      FR-S or BRZ - except they have no torque

    22. 04-29-2012 12:42 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      I'm good at this game. I've got my excuses all lines up as to why I'm not buying anything.

      I would buy a....

      E92 M3 - except for the price


      This is not a feature.

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      04-29-2012 12:44 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Spray Junkie View Post


      Worst armrest/cupholder ever. Pitched that thing in the trash within a week of buying the car.
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      04-29-2012 12:50 AM #24
      No A/C in my CRX

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      04-29-2012 12:52 AM #25
      mk3's and rust

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      04-29-2012 12:54 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
      Hopefully title is self-explanatory, but I'm talking about a car you really like but there's one aspect of it that's a deal-breaker.

      For me it's the Cruze. I really like that car but the front end is so odd. I could get used to the headlights, but the spot where the hood and grille meet is just stupid-looking and ruins the whole car. If you removed the top part of the grille, extended the hood down to meet what is now the middle bar of the grille and moved the bowtie to the center of the grille's bottom half it would look 100% better.

      Maybe a talent photoshop artist could "fix" this poor thing.

      done it twice a few months ago.


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      04-29-2012 12:59 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by brentwoodbc View Post
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      Mine actually hasn't been too bad thank god, at least once I fixed all the water leaks

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      04-29-2012 01:02 AM #28



      I really do like the Mazda 3, but the damn rust issues just kill it completely for me. I know its been said this problem was addressed in later models, but I still see 2009/2010 models with the beginnings of rust
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    29. 04-29-2012 01:02 AM #29
      I recently bought a new weekend car and made a thread here but one of the cars I ruled out b/c of one bad feature was the 370z. I can't stand the shrill engine noise when you really get on it. It's a beautiful, well balanced, well made car otherwise. . . it could use a smidge more power but the sound of the engine killed it for me.


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      04-29-2012 01:14 AM #30
      Rx7 lololol

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      04-29-2012 01:18 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      YES! I'll take one in RS trim. Chevrolet, ya heard?

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      04-29-2012 01:22 AM #32
      Various Toyotas - seat bottom too short
      Camaro - visibility (though I haven't actually driven one)
      VW Golf 2.5 - ugly 15" wheels, no steering wheel audio controls (both can be fixed)
      2012 GLI - reliability looking hit-and-miss so far

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      04-29-2012 01:39 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Yeah cause those cars are really made for those long interstate hauls.
      long haul isnt the issue - there are times when having cruise control (in states like VA) makes driving a little easier

      The U.S. spec competition package isnt that different from the regular M3 - but to get the better brakes, wheels, etc - I have to give up cruise...why?

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      04-29-2012 01:43 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
      YES! I'll take one in RS trim. Chevrolet, ya heard?
      That is absolutely god awful. I take it you like Toyotas since you are down with the appliance look?
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      04-29-2012 02:31 AM #35
      I love the look of 928 from the front and partially from the side, but every time I look at the rear it reminds me of a Pacer. Would look so much better with a large one piece glass like the 968.



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